Thursday, July 11, 2013

Best-ever Buttermilk Biscuits, the recipe

It seems like every time I'm home, my dad makes something new and yummy for me to eat. Recently, it was made from scratch biscuits. They were delectable. So he gave me the recipe and encouraged me to try them on my own. They were SO good!!! Here's the recipe (from Cuisine at Home)!

Best-ever Buttermilk Biscuits
Makes 10 biscuits
Total time: 30 minutes
 

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. table salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups cake flour
5 Tbsp. cold vegetable shortening, cubed
4 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted


Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl; set aside.
3. Pulse cake flour, shortening, and cubed butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment
until fats are pea-sized flakes. 

4. Mix in all-purpose flour mixture just until blended. Add buttermilk to dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.
5. Turn dough onto a lightly-floured surface, and knead just until dough holds together. Pat dough into a
1-inch-thick circle.

6. Using a 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut dough into 10 biscuits. Transfer the biscuits to prepared baking sheet and bake until golden, 15–18 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter during last few minutes of baking.


My confessions:

*I didn't have cake flour. I used regular unbleached flour. If you ask my roommate, the biscuits still tasted great, so no worries here! But if you must, here is a trick for turning all-purpose flour into cake flour (but I didn't google it until after I was done with the biscuits).

*I don't have a stand mixer yet. I'm trying to hold off until I can add one to my wedding registry. So, I made do with the ten pincers I have at the end of my arms. They worked just fine instead of the paddle attachment. :)

*This was my first time using buttermilk. It smelled disgusting, but apparently it's supposed to??

*My batch made 8 regular biscuits and one "doggy biscuit."

*They were wonderfully delicious topped with butter and raw, local honey.

Go ahead, give them a try!




 

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